Gangplank Build Guide
The Best Gangplank Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
53,862 Gangplank Builds Analyzed
Best Items for Your Gangplank Build
Gangplank Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps
Best Gangplank Runes for Your Next Build
Gangplank Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams
Guide to Playing with Gangplank
- Have your allies tell you when there are enemies at low health so you can use Cannon Barrage from afar.
- Powder Keg can be used to split push in certain situations.
We set our Gangplank build suggestions by analyzing 53,862 recently ranked LoL rounds with him in them. We only advise the highest winrate Gangplank builds that were used by ranked LoL players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many games in our dataset, we are very confident in our recommended builds.
Additionally, Gangplank builds specific to a unique skill tier can be viewed by picking another division from the dropdown menu located above. The suggested Gangplank build shown will be specific to that tier’s meta.
FAQs About Gangplank
Is AP Gangplank viable? Is AP or AD Gangplank better?
AP Gangplank is very viable. If you build Gangplank to be AP focused, you will need to build the Lich Bane item early on. It will increase your Q damage significantly. AP Gangplank does two things very well. He is able to heal for a very large amount of health, which makes him able to split-push and solo better than AD gangplank. Additionally, his Ult will deal a lot more damage, which is great in late-game teamfights. You need a lot of items to make AP Gangplank powerful. AP Gangplank is more of a late-game build than an early game one. AD Gangplank is still of course very viable and is strong at all phases of the match. If you are new to GP, we recommend you stick with an AD Gangplank build until you are skilled with him.
When should I use my global Ult?
Gangplanks Ult is a great tool to provide support to other lanes, especially from levels 6-10. During this phase of the game, it deals only minimal damage, but it has a powerful slowing effect. This slow can help other lanes escape or chase down other champions to get kills. Unless you need your Ult to finish off an enemy, save it to support your allies.
What is Gangplank's greatest strength?
Gangplanks greatest strength is likely his ability to increase his gold revenue from minions he executes with his Q. Farming in lane, he is able to stack up a large horde that will help propel him into a powerful champion in the late game.
What is GP's greatest strength?
Gangplank is a hard champion to snowball the enemy team with. He has a lot of good counters to other champs that make it difficult to be counter picked, such as his healing ability and Ult + slow; however, he doesn’t have any one overwhelming ability or tactic that can be used to easily dominate the whole battlefield. Gangplank is often a safe pick who can provide great team fighting and split-pushing potential. However, don't expect to carry the whole game alone with him.